The World Coffee Leaders Forum in Seoul, South Korea, kicks off today, bringing together an esteemed panel of speakers to address current topics facing the specialty coffee industry. Speakers include reigning World Barista Champion Pete Licata, Intelligentsia Coffee buyer Geoff Watts, Specialty Coffee Association of Europe executive director David Veal, the esteemed Hidetaka Hayashi of the Hayashi Coffee Institute, Barista Magazine Editor Sarah Allen, and many others.
For a complete list of speakers and their topics, go HERE.
Following the World Coffee Leaders Forum, the famous Cafe Show will take place. The Cafe Show is the largest coffee show in Asia, and dwarfs most shows around the world, drawing more than 100,000 people annually.
The Korean Barista Championship will take place at the Cafe Show, too.
And another super cool event, the Angel in Us Barista Grand Prix will find the following baristas working and playing together on the show floor:
It’s going to be an amazing week! Check back here for Sarah’s daily blog posts about the World Coffee Leaders Forum and the Cafe Show!